About the Exhibition and Festival:
- Resilience, resistance and renewal in times of COVID-19 are the themes explored in Stay Alive to Life! Resilience in the time of COVID, a festival and exhibition staged at The Corner at Whitman-Walker (1701 14th Street, NW) from April 30th to June 27th, 2021.
- The exhibition features a series of 255 posters by artist Piotr Szyhalski, made between March 25 and November 3, 2020, titled COVID-19: Labor Camp Report. Szyhalski’s diaristic posters trace the emotional experience, and political turbulence of the early months of the pandemic. Also exhibited is Transmission: A series of five Podcasts on Disease and Pandemics in a Distorted World, 2021 by artist Ines Doujak with John Barker.
- Encouraging dialogue and activism around social, cultural and LGBTQ concerns arising from the global pandemic in and around Washington, D.C, the festival delivers a free and live program of events from concerts and performances, lectures and workshops, and conversations and wellness activities to a community starved for moments to congregate and connect to each other safely. See the attached release for a schedule of festival events.
- The exhibition will be available for in-person visits (with required mask use, limited capacity, contact tracing and social distancing in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19).Visit www.thecornerdc.org for more information on the upcoming exhibition including opening hours.